Plant Physiology (Weightage 8%)  

Topics from Plant Physiology

  • Mineral nutrition: Essential minerals, macro and micronutrients and their role (11 concepts)
  • Long distance transport of water Absorption, apoplast, symplast, transpiration pull, root pressure and guttation (23 concepts)
  • Photosynthesis: Photosynthesis as a means of Autotrophic nutrition (15 concepts)
  • Cell to cell transport-Diffusion, facilitated diffusion, active transport; Plant water relations Imbibition, water potential, osmosis, plasmolysis (42 concepts)
  • Mass flow hypothesis (4 concepts)
  • Transpiration-Opening and closing of stomata (9 concepts)
  • Uptake and translocation of mineral nutrients-Transport of food, phloem transport (2 concepts)
  • Elementary idea of Hydroponics as a method to study mineral nutrition (1 concepts)
  • pigments involved in Photosynthesis (Elementary idea) (7 concepts)
  • Growth regulators-auxin, gibberellin, cytokinin, ethylene, ABA (11 concepts)
  • Photochemical and biosynthetic phases of photosynthesis (13 concepts)
  • Nitrogen metabolism-Nitrogen cycle, biological nitrogen fixation (15 concepts)
  • Cyclic and non cyclic and photophosphorylation (6 concepts)
  • Phases of Plant growth and plant growth rate (7 concepts)
  • Sequence of developmental process in a plant cell (1 concepts)
  • Factors affecting photosynthesis (6 concepts)
  • Chemiosmotic hypothesis (1 concepts)
  • Plant growth and development: Seed germination (4 concepts)
  • Cellular respiration-glycolysis, fermentation (anaerobic), TCA cycle and electron transport system (aerobic) (12 concepts)
  • Photorespiration C3 and C4 pathways (4 concepts)
  • Deficiency symptoms (7 concepts)
  • Respiration: Exchange gases (2 concepts)
  • Respiratory quotient (2 concepts)
  • Photoperiodism (8 concepts)
  • Vernalisation (2 concepts)
  • Seed dormancy (1 concepts)
  • Energy relations-Number of ATP molecules generated (2 concepts)
  • Amphibolic pathways (1 concepts)
  • Site of photosynthesis take place (2 concepts)

Important Books for Plant Physiology

  • Plant Physiology Book
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